World Fly Fishing Championships

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The World Fly Fishing Championship is organised by the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (FIPS Mouche) and takes place annually since 1981 between 30 teams of six individuals per country (in 2018), over five sessions. The 38th WFFC was held in Trentino, ItalyItaly from 17th to 22nd September 2018.

River Sarca at Castello di Arco, venue of the 2018 World Fly-Fishing Championship in Trentino, Italy
Parco naturale provinciale dell'Adamello-Brenta, laghi di Cornisello, venue of the 2018 World Fly-Fishing Championship in Northern Italy

FIPS Mouche[edit]

FIPS Mouche[1] is an abbreviation of "Fédération Internationale de Peche Sportive Mouche" (in English, the "International Fly Fishing Federation"), which is the fly fishing arm of CIPS (Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive), founded in Rome in 1952,[2] the world regulating body for many different disciplines of fishing.[3] FIPS Mouche hand over the management responsibility for the organisation of upcoming FIPS Mouche event, in its entirety to selected host nation's fly-fishing governing body. The host nation is to ensure health and safety welfare, promotion, sponsorship and media arrangements, meet financial requirements and selection of suitable venues.[4]

WFFC rules[edit]

Six rounds with a duration of three hours of fly fishing are fished at five different geographical locations (sectors), a mixture of lakes and rivers to test all skills,[4] as chosen by the host nation beforehand for its abundant trout and game fish populations. All fish caught will be measured for length, rather than weight and are returned to the water alive.[5] Points are awarded to the most successful anglers and section points per round according to placing, with the winner receiving one point; the lowest overall score wins.

2017 WFFC[edit]

France France won the 37th FIPS Mouche World Flyfishing Championship 2017 which took place in SlovakiaSlovakia with convincing domination of the event, securing three individual placings in the top 4 with the hosts only managing 4th place.[6] However, this was not enough to prevent Czech Republic Antonin Pešek of the Czech Republic winning the individual prize with a record score of just 8 points in Slovakia. Long shot outsiders Australia Australia finishing in 5th place secured their first top 5 slot since the year 2000. The venues fished were the rivers Váh, Belá, Poprad and Orava and on the water dam Palcmanska Maša located on the river at Dedinky near Dobšiná. These rivers hold huchen (Danubian salmon), brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, brook trout, chub and dace which provided plenty of good sport during the tournament.

2018 WFFC[edit]

Lake char (Salvelinus umbla)
Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus)

Spain won the team event and also the individual with David García Ferreras victorious at the 38th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships in 2018, which was fished in Comano Terme, Trentino area of Italy Italy. The event was based at the Sarca River in Tione di Trento at the foot of the Natural Park Adamello Brenta, at Arco and at Pinzolo. Also at the Noce River at the Val di Non, and the Cornisello lake at the foot of Monte Giner near Mezzana within view of the Brenta Dolomites.[7] Species available in these waters include Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus) and Lake Char (Salvelinus umbla), both species indigenous to this region, also Brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Grayling (Thymallus thymallus).

2019 WFFC[edit]

The chosen host nation for the 39th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships in 2019 is AustraliaAustralia and the contest will be held solely in Tasmania [4]

WFFC video history[edit]

WFFC results history from 1981 to present[edit]

WFFC Championships team results 1981 to 2017

Event Host nation Year Winners Runner up 3rd place 4th place 5th place
39th WFFC AustraliaAustralia 2019 - - - - - [4]
38th WFFC Italy 2018 Spain Spain Czech Republic Czech Republic Italy Italy United States United States Finland Finland [8]
37th WFFC Slovakia 2017 France France Czech Republic Czech Republic Spain Spain Slovakia Slovakia Australia Australia [6]
36th WFFC United States 2016 Spain Spain France France United States United States Czech Republic Czech Republic Slovakia Slovakia [9]
35th WFFC Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 Spain Spain United States United States Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina France France Slovenia Slovenia [10]
34th WFFC Czech Republic 2014 Czech Republic Czech Republic France France England England Finland Finland United States United States
33rd WFFC Norway 2013 Czech Republic Czech Republic Italy Italy France France Finland Finland United States United States
32nd WFFC Slovenia 2012 Czech Republic Czech Republic Italy Italy Spain Spain France France Slovakia Slovakia
31st WFFC Italy 2011 Italy Italy Czech Republic Czech Republic Poland Poland Spain Spain United States United States
30th WFFC Poland 2010 Czech Republic Czech Republic France France Slovakia Slovakia Poland Poland South Africa South Africa
29th WFFC Scotland 2009 England England France France Scotland Scotland Finland Finland Wales Wales [11]
28th WFFC New Zealand 2008 Czech Republic Czech Republic New Zealand New Zealand France France Poland Poland Italy Italy [12]
27th WFFC Finland 2007 France France Czech Republic Czech Republic Finland Finland Portugal Portugal Spain Spain
26th WFFC Portugal 2006 Czech Republic Czech Republic France France Spain Spain Italy Italy Portugal Portugal [13]
25th WFFC Sweden 2005 France France Finland Finland Czech Republic Czech Republic ? ?
24th WFFC Slovakia 2004 Slovakia Slovakia Czech Republic Czech Republic France France Poland Poland Belgium Belgium [14]
23rd WFFC Spain 2003 France France Belgium Belgium Spain Spain ? ?
22nd WFFC France 2002 France France Belgium Belgium Spain Spain ? ?
21st WFFC Sweden 2001 France France Finland Finland Czech Republic Czech Republic England England Poland Poland [15]
20th WFFC England 2000 France France Wales Wales Australia Australia ? ?
19th WFFC Australia 1999 Australia Australia France France New Zealand New Zealand Spain Spain England England [16]
18th WFFC Poland 1998 Czech Republic Czech Republic Poland Poland England England Italy Italy Slovakia Slovakia [17]
17th WFFC United States 1997 France France Belgium Belgium Italy Italy ? ?
16th WFFC Czech Republic 1996 Czech Republic Czech Republic France France Poland Poland ? ?
15th WFFC Ireland 1995 England England Wales Wales Belgium Belgium ? ?
14th WFFC Norway 1994 Czech Republic Czech Republic Italy Italy England England ? ?
13th WFFC Canada 1993 England England Poland Poland Italy Italy Wales Wales Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia [18]
12th WFFC Italy 1992 Italy Italy Belgium Belgium France France ? ?
11th WFFC New Zealand 1991 New Zealand New Zealand Poland Poland England England ? ?
10th WFFC Wales 1990 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Poland Poland Belgium Belgium France France England England [19]
9th WFFC Finland 1989 Poland Poland France France Finland Finland ? ?
8th WFFC Australia 1988 England England France France Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand Scotland Scotland [20]
7th WFFC England 1987 England England Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand Wales Wales Poland Poland [21]
6th WFFC Belgium 1986 Italy Italy Belgium Belgium Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia ? ?
5th WFFC Poland 1985 Poland Poland Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia France France ? ?
4th WFFC Spain 1984 Italy Italy England England France France ? ?
3rd WFFC Italy 1983 Italy Italy Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands ? ?
2nd WFFC Spain 1982 Italy Italy Spain Spain Luxembourg Luxemburg ? ?
1st WFFC Luxemburg 1981 Netherlands Netherland] Luxembourg Luxemburg Belgium Belgium ? ? [22]

WFFC Championships individual results to 2017

Event Host nation Year 1 Pl 2 Pl 3 Pl 4 Pl 5 Pl Ref.
38th WFFC Italy Italy 2018 Spain David García Ferreras 19 Finland Jyrki Hiltunen 21 Italy Andrea Pirone 24 Czech Republic František Kouba 26 Spain Jordi Oliveras Cortina 28 [23]
37th WFFC Slovakia Slovakia 2017 Czech Republic Antonin Pešek 8 FranceGregoire Juglaret 12 France Sebastian Delcor 14 France Julien Daguillanes 20 Spain Iván Vergé 21 [24]
36th WFFC United States United States 2016 France Julien Daguillanes 13 Spain Jordi Oliveras Cortina 14 United States Lance Egan 18 United States Pat Weiss 23 Czech Republic Roman Heimlich 24 [25]
35th WFFC Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina 2015 Poland Piotr Marchewka 21 Montenegro Nikola Trebjesant 25 United States Devin Olsen 27 Spain David Arcay Fernandez 28 France Sebastian Delcor 29 [10]
34th WFFC Czech RepublicCzech Republic 2014 Czech Republic Luboš Roza 14 Poland Piotr Armatys 22 England Andrew Scott 22 Slovakia Peter Alexovic 22 France Jean Guillaume Mathieu 23 [26]
33rd WFFC NorwayNorway 2013 Italy Valerrio Santi Amantini 14 Czech RepublicMartin Drož 19 Belgium Julien Lorquet 26 Czech Republic Antonin Pešek 37 France Sebastian Delcor 39 [27]
32nd WFFC SloveniaSlovenia 2012 Spain David Arcay Fernandez 12 Italy Valerio Santi Amantini 12 Czech Republic Tomáš Adam 23 England Howard Croston 26 Czech Republic Antonin Pesek 28 [28]
31st WFFC ItalyItaly 2011 Italy Valerrio Santi Amantini 19 Italy Stefano Cominazzini 27 Czech Republic Roman Heimlich 28 Spain Pablo Castro Pinos 29 Republic of Ireland Thomas Drinan 29 [29]
30th WFFC PolandPoland 2010 Czech Republic Pavel Chyba 24 Czech Republic Tomáš Adam 25 England John Horsey 29 France Julien Daguillanes 30 Italy Sandro Soldarini 30 [30]
29th WFFC ScotlandScotland 2009 England Iain Barr 23 Canada Donald Thom 25 Belgium Christian Jadouille 31 France Yann Caleri - Scotland Calum Crosbie - [11]
28th WFFC New ZealandNew Zealand 2008 Czech Republic Martin Drož - France Julien Daguillanes - Czech Republic Tomas Starychfojtu - England John Horsey - Poland Lucjan Burda - [12]
27th WFFC FinlandFinland 2007 Poland Marek Walczyk 246 France Eric Lelouvier 251 Czech Republic Antonin Pešek 251 France Bertrand Jacquemin 252 France Yann Caleri 255

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26th WFFC PortugalPortugal 2006 Czech Republic Antonin Pešek - Spain Jonathan Torralbo Ruiz - Czech Republic Martin Drož [13] - - - United States George Daniel[citation needed] -
25th WFFC SwedenSweden 2005 France Bertrand Jacquemin - Italy Massimo Valsesia - England Andrew Dixon - - - - - [32]
24th WFFC SlovakiaSlovakia 2004 Slovakia Lav Antal 12 Poland Kazimierz Szymala 14 Czech Republic Dan Svreek 16 Slovakia J. Canda - Czech Republic P.Machen - [14]
23rd WFFC SpainSpain 2003 - - - - United States Jeff Currier - - - - - [citation needed]
22nd WFFC FranceFrance 2002 France Jerome Brossutti [33] - Czech Republic Tomas Starychfojtu [34] - - - - - - -
21st WFFC SwedenSweden 2001 Czech Republic Vladimir Sedivy 29 South Africa Mark Yelland 33 France Pascal Cognard 38 Poland Stanislaw Guzdek 39 Australia Scott Tucker 40 [35]
19th WFFC Australia Australia 1999 Australia Ross Stuart - Scotland Sandy Nicholson - Australia Pat O’Keefe - Australia Shane Murphy - France Bernard Marguet - [16]
18th WFFC PolandPoland 1998 Czech Republic Tomas Starychfojtu - Italy Angelo Ferrari - Slovakia Jozef Trnka - Czech Republic Milan Janus - Poland Artur Raclawski - [36] [17]
13th WFFC Canada Canada 1993 Wales Russell Owen - Poland Franciszek Szajnik - England Jeremy Lucas - ? - ? - [18]
10th WFFC Wales Wales 1990 Poland Franciszek Szajnik - Poland Adam Sikora - Belgium Albert Bigare - Czechoslovakia Milan Janus - France Rene Brugere - [19]
8th WFFC Australia Australia 1988 England John Pawson - England Brian Thomas - Australia T. Piggott - England Bob Church - Australia J. Ramf - [20]
7th WFFC England England 1987 England Brian Leadbetter - England John Pawson - England Chris Ogborne ( - England Bob Church - Australia J. Ramf - [21]
4th WFFC Spain Spain 1984 England Tony Pawson - ? - ? - ? - ? - [20]

WFFC Roll of Honour (Team champions)[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic 10, France France 8, Italy Italy 6, England England 5, Spain Spain 3, Poland Poland 2, Slovakia Slovakia 2,Australia Australia 1, New Zealand New Zealand 1, Netherlands Netherlands 1

WFFC Roll of Honour (Multiple Individual champions [from 1998 only])[edit]

Italy Valerrio Santi Amantini 2, Czech Republic Antonin Pešek 2

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